Big Church Day Out
A group of us joined the 23,000 people at BCDO this year and what a great time we had. The weekend was awesome, with great artists, great food trucks but most of all a great atmosphere over the whole festival.
Going to events like this helps remind us that we are not the only ones who believe, that Faith in this country is alive and well and slowly gaining ground. People at BCDO are there because they want to feel that connection, to God, to the artists and to others of similar beliefs. It is an incredible feeling to be surrounded by 23,000 voices lifted in worship, the emotions that wash over you are powerful and for some life-changing, for some life-affirming and for others life-confirming.
Whatever your faith, whatever your feelings towards religion, you cannot fail to be moved by the electrically charged atmosphere of such an event. But then it isn't all about the great music. The event raises money for world-wide charitible work, people from various organisations attend to sign up volunteers, to offer training
and to share experiences. There are things for the kids to do from football to child friendly worship services.
All-in-all it is a great weekend, that does a lot of good. I recommend it to anyone, whether they are on a faith journey or not, who knows this may well be where it starts.
I have always felt that the chapel at wiston house is my ground zero, it is the place where my faith really hit home, during the very first year of BCDO, and every year I return there it just re-ignites that first passion in me. Why not give it a go? If you are unsure, get in touch with us, we are more than happy to have others join our party.
I am already looking forward to next year.
23-08-2017 - The Hub, homeless project at Park Crescent, 830-1pm.
23-08-2017 - Street Church, Old Steine, 430pm, open to all.
24-08-2017 - Office Hours at Alcampo Lounge, London Road 2-6pm.
Bible Cafe is taking a break until 7th September.
25-08-2017 - Lunch Positive at Dorset Gardens, 10am for prep and 1300 for clear up.
27-08-2017 - Worship service, 6pm in the Hanover Room at the Brighthelm Centre.
25-08 - 04-09-2017 Pastor Andrew Ramage is away, so no office hours until 7th September.
If you are interested in any of these activities, or just want to find out more please contact us
(Details opposite side of page)
In Partnership with:
The Old Steine
The Alcampo Lounge
5:45 - 730pm
The Brighthelm Centre
If you have any queries please contact us: